Eight suspects were apprehended in Bellville shortly after a truck carrying cargo worth R2.6 million was hijacked yesterday at around 4am close to Cape Town International Airport.
Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutnent-Colonel Andre Traut said the truck was recovered in Bellville thanks to a tracking device installed on the truck.
Further investigation and the use of tracking technology resulted in a search operation by K9 Unit and Kraaifontein SAPS members on a farm in Klapmuts, where the cargo comprising electronic devices estimated at R2.6 million were recovered, said Traut.
The eight suspects made an attempt to evade arrest were apprehended and three vehicles were also confiscated.
“The circumstances surrounding the hijacking are still under investigation and the two empty shipping containers are still being sought. The suspects are due to make their court appearances on Monday.”